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Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets Preview

Winnipeg Jets

Ottawa Senators
19-18-5 January 02, 2014, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 17-18-7

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Winnipeg duelling Ottawa on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators currently sport a record of 17-18-7. The Jets are 19-18-5. Betting totals have seen the Senators post a 24-17-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jets have gone 17-21-4 against the number.

View Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

The Jets were listed as 129 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Senators at No. 15 and the Jets at No. 19 heading into this contest.

The Jets were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Ottawa was a 3-1 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Ottawa at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 18.18% while the Jets defense kills off 82.78% of their penalties.

Next up:
Winnipeg at Boston, Saturday, January 4th
Ottawa at Montreal, Saturday, January 4th